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LOLETA - A wanted felon is in custody after a foot pursuit in Loleta. 29-year old Michael Russell was arrested..

Sunday around 10 pm law enforcement was alerted to the fact Russell was at Bear River Casino. Upon arrival, deputies contacted Russell who damaged one of the casino doors as he fled the facility. Deputies caught him near Brenard and Carroll Road.

He was booked into...

Post date: Mon, 06/06/2016 - 23:58

EUREKA - A big birthday got celebrated Monday by one of the areas most popular and historic tourist destinations. The Madaket turned 106 year old.

She is the oldest passenger carrying vessel in continuous use in the United States and continues her daily tours at the foot of C Street teaching Humboldt Bay and some maritime history to locals and tourists alike.

The vessel also...

Post date: Mon, 06/06/2016 - 23:46

HUMBOLDT - Humboldt County has more than 28,000 disabled residents with majority being seniors and veterans. However a recent grand jury report claims that the county is not in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Now the Board of Supervisors will discuss a plan of action to address the situation in a closed session Tuesday.

In 2008 the supervisors signed a settlement...

Post date: Mon, 06/06/2016 - 18:16

EUREKA - Congressman Jared Huffman is on the north coast and Monday morning he paid a special visit to a Eureka elementary. 

Alice Birney students gathered in the school’s courtyard to greet Huffman, as he was there to congratulate them. The elementary was recently named a California Gold Ribbon School. To win the honor a school must display outstanding educational programs and...

Post date: Mon, 06/06/2016 - 18:12

EUREKA - Where should homeless in Eureka go? It’s the on-going question for city officials. Now staff is proposing two new areas.

At the city council meeting Tuesday night they will look at amending the city’s shelter crisis to include the additional sites. Currently homeless can sleep overnight and use tents at the parking lot on Washington and Koster streets. City Manager Greg Sparks...

Post date: Mon, 06/06/2016 - 17:49

EUREKA- Fire officials continue to investigate the cause of the blaze that displaced eight people in Eureka.

Humboldt Bay Fire responded around 5 a.m Friday to Humboldt Honey Wine on 4th Street. 600 gallons of water was used to knock the fire down. According to HBF, they are still conducting interviews to find out what could have started the blaze. The building was so damaged and...

Post date: Mon, 06/06/2016 - 13:45

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT- The identity of the man who drowned in the Eel River has been identified.

Around 2 p.m Sunday, HCSO responded to the end of Holmes Flat Road near Redcrest. Multiple agencies including the coast guard assisted in the search for 33-year-old Timothy Hatten of Fortuna. His body was found less than 2 hours later. According to a relative, he went in the water to save his...

Post date: Mon, 06/06/2016 - 13:41

MCKINLEYVILLE- A notice to those traveling through McKinleyville- there will be some lane closures in effect starting Wednesday.

Humboldt County Public Works says it's part of the Central Avenue Highway Safety Improvement project. Bike lanes, crosswalks, and medians will be constructed to make the area safer for those traveling. One-way controlled traffic will occur at various locations...

Post date: Mon, 06/06/2016 - 11:28